McNulty Q&A: Are England ruing Grealish absence?

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Before England's Euro 2024 last-16 tie against Slovakia on Sunday, the BBC's chief football writer Phil McNulty has been answering readers' questions on all things Three Lions.

David asked: Are England ruing the day that Gareth Southgate made the weird decision not to select Jack Grealish? One of the few players who can change a game.

Phil: I don't think so. Grealish did not have a great season at Manchester City. Remember, Pep Guardiola did not even bring him on when they desperately needed a goal against Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

England have good options in players like Anthony Gordon and Cole Palmer, so I don't believe Southgate will be regretting not picking Jack Grealish.

Read Phil's other responses and the rest of Friday's football news